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AAA donation to help inspect Detroit fire trucks

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

AAA Michigan plans to donate $23,500 to pay for the inspection of aerial ladder trucks and ground ladders used by the Detroit Fire Department.

The money going to the Detroit Public Safety Foundation was announced Wednesday by Mayor Dave Bing. It's the latest in a series of recent corporate donations in support of the cash-strapped city's public safety operations.

Bing's office says inspections will include 20 aerial ladders.

"Once again, one of Detroit's corporate citizens has come forward and generously shown its support for our public safety operations, our first responders and our citizens," said Bing. "The proper inspection of our fire department's aerial ladders and ground ladders was a critical need that AAA Michigan has graciously met. I appreciate the leadership and continued concern for public safety that AAA has demonstrated with this gift."

AAA Michigan President Steve Wagner said in a statement the donation is part of nearly a century of community support by the auto club.

In February, officials said Detroit firefighters wouldn't be allowed on hydraulic ladders on aerial trucks unless there was an immediate threat to life. The fire department said that was because the trucks hadn't undergone safety inspections for years.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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